The Catcher in the Rye (1994 hardback reissue)

Salinger, J D

Verlag: Hamish Hamilton, 1994
ISBN 10: 0241002516 / ISBN 13: 9780241002513
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VG-/VG- 2nd impression 1994 Hamish Hamilton hardback reissue, unclipped DJ - the restored original American text, first time issue in hardback. Corners and spine ends pushed and rubbed, light edge-wear to DJ with small top corner nick to DJ and 'Damaged' stamp to base of book, internally VG tidy and unmarked. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. More by this author available. Immediate dispatch worldwide. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0241002516. ISBN/EAN: 9780241002513. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 058673. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: The Catcher in the Rye is J . D. Salinger's world-famous novel of disaffected youth. Holden Caulfield is a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through the challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection. Written with the clarity of a boy leaving childhood behind, The Catcher in the Rye explores the world with disarming frankness and a warm, affecting charisma which has made this novel a universally loved classic of twentieth-century literature. J. D. Salinger was born in 1919 and died in January 2010. He grew up in New York City, and wrote short stories from an early age, but his breakthrough came in 1948 with the publication in The New Yorker of 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish'. The Catcher in the Rye was his first and only novel, published in 1951. It remains one of the most translated, taught and reprinted texts, and has sold some 65 million copies. His other works include the novellas Franny and Zooey, For Esme with Love and Squalor, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, published with Seymour - An Introduction.

Review: Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins,

"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."

His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.

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Titel: The Catcher in the Rye (1994 hardback ...
Verlag: Hamish Hamilton
Erscheinungsdatum: 1994
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Buchbeschreibung Hamish Hamilton, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. ~~Withdrawn Ex-Library Copy, LIBRARY REBINDING, no dust-jacket, usual stamps and missing fly-leaf~~Sound reading copy 1st impression 1994 Hamish Hamilton hardback reissue, dust-jacket missing, plain blue library boards, a little page tanning but tidy reading copy. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0241002516. ISBN/EAN: 9780241002513. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 065218. Artikel-Nr. 065218

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